Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

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Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:25 pm

Thurrott published this article: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/pau ... ays-144446

A MS executive predicts 400m Windows 8 machines within 9 months, whereas current PC sales around 375m/yr. He also predicts 100k Win8 apps within months. Another notable quote:
And third, we’re going to have beautiful, relevant, and personal ads. So all of the ads are going to be integrated; they’re not going to be disruptive to the user experience, but beautiful, relevant, and useful.
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:08 pm

Well if they have 400m W8 sales in 9 months, I suspect that'll largely be tied to the extra 350m downloads of Windows7 when those users get sick of the adverts.

At what point did it become acceptable for advertising in the OS? It's bad enough that we have to put up with it in media.
My best guess is that the most popular downloads and google searches when W8 goes live will be for ad-blockers and Metro workarounds.
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:47 pm

I love that quote, sarcastically of course. How can an ad not be disruptive and still do its job of getting your attention to buy the said product? And relevant only means looking at the things you are doing and spiting out adds that match.
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:13 pm

Wonder if the Ads will be based off what the user searches. Should get interesting if that's the case
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:44 pm

I thought employees weren't allowed to smoke crack at Microsoft? Oh wait, it's an exec. That figures.
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:56 pm

Ari Atari wrote:I love that quote, sarcastically of course. How can an ad not be disruptive and still do its job of getting your attention to buy the said product? And relevant only means looking at the things you are doing and spiting out adds that match.

Ads on that link are quite disruptive. I put my mouse over the word windows in the first paragraph and got an ad for the iPhone 4S that covered the next 2 paragraphs.

Jakubgt wrote:Wonder if the Ads will be based off what the user searches. Should get interesting if that's the case

Who needs search? I put my mouse over the word Windows on the link and got a popup for the iPhone 4S.
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Re: Microsoft predicts 400m Windows 8 sales in 9 months?

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:29 pm

codedivine wrote:Thurrott published this article: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/pau ... ays-144446

A MS executive predicts 400m Windows 8 machines within 9 months, whereas current PC sales around 375m/yr. He also predicts 100k Win8 apps within months. Another notable quote:

If that includes Windows 8 Phone and tablets, I could believe that. If only desktops, then no. http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+8+Early+Adoption+is+Well+Behind+Pace+Set+by+Windows+7/article27826.htm. Pre-launch sales are WELL below Windows 7 sales.
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